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Spotted Cow - New Glarus Brewing Company

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2,851 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 198
Gots: 458 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A buddy of mine from Wisconsin dropped some of this off for me just in time for the holidays. Poured from 12oz bottle into Independence Saison glass.

A- Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 inches of fluffy head that recedes and leaves a little lacing.

S- Hints of lemon and bubble gum come through. As it warms the aromas are a little more pungent and some corn comes through.

T- A mild malty flavor is the first thing that you taste with some hints of banana and corn.

M- Creamy and smooth. Very easy to drink.

O- This is a very refreshing beer. Would be a great session beer or something to drink outside during the summer. Would also be a great beer to offer to macro-drinkers looking to try craft beer.

Photo of Skycarp33
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of TheSarge
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this beer from a Wisconson native, she figured I'd like this beer...

Makes a deecetn two finger thick bright white head, and has a semi hazy white gold colored body.

The aroma is fruity, a hint of sour and no funk, but a hint of bubble gum/powdered sugar.

Taste shares much of the qualities of the aroma, but with a tinge of orange rind.

Feels light in body and refreshing to the palate.

Photo of benholmen
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of shawnp
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bob727
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of bootsdomino
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of PirateBier
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of azureoval
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of doughanson78
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to storminspank for this.

A: Light straw yellow with a slight haze. One finger white head with ok retention and lacing.

S: Lots of grains. A touch grassy. A little sweet with a slight lemony aroma.

T: Grains and lemon. Not a lot going on and not a huge flavor profile.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Crisp.

O: Nothing special going on here for sure. Just a light sessionable beer.

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of wibrewer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of schomber
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of thisladyluck
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ChugginOil
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light straw color that almost has a greenish tint to it when put to the light. There is a fingers worth of white head that has long retention.

The nose is grain forward with a bit of sweetness to it.

The taste is also quite grainy and has sweet backbone to it. A bit of malt lies within the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy surprisingly. Ample carbonation.

Overall, this brew is quite drinkable and has some decent qualities but i dont see what all the hooplah is about. This is a classy macro-esqe brew, that's all.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.